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KAI Japanese Language School

KAI makes you improve real communication

Founded in 1987, KAI Japanese Language School is a reputable Japanese language school in Tokyo certified by the IALC (International Association of Language Centres). Since our foundation, we've attracted students from about 40 countries, who use Japanese as the common language of communication both in and out of the classroom. At KAI, students live Japanese! Our two main programs cover most people. First, the General Course, targets students aiming to master Japanese, while the Practical Conversation Course is a conversation program on a shorter-term basis. In addition, we offer summer courses, 50+ course and private lessons for both individuals and corporates.

Free classroom observation, level check test and counseling.

- General Course (intensive & communication oriented)
- Practical Conversation Course (flexible & conversation focused)
- Summer courses (Grammar & Conversation and JLPT)
- 50+ Course (language & culture for senior learners)
- Private Lessons (for both individual & corporate clients)

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Address:
Miyuki Bldg., 1-15-18, Okubo, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 169-0072
TEL:
03-3205-1356
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Nichibei Kaiwa Gakuin
Japanese Language Institute (JLI)

Celebrating 50 Years of Proven Results

Founded in 1967 by the nonprofit International Education Center, JLI has attracted more than 10,000 students from over 90 countries. The features of JLI are: 1) stressing Japanese conversation skills with practical application for business and daily situations; 2) utilizing user-friendly original textbooks written in both Japanese and English (Basic to Upper-Intermediate); 3) learning Japanese via TV news and dailies, honing writing and presentation skills (Intermediate to Advanced); 4) targeting business-people, job seekers, families of expats, spouses of Japanese, and other adult learners. JLI is conveniently located in the center of Tokyo, a five-minute walk from Yotsuya Station.

One-on-one consultation and trial lesson: We will be happy to give you details of our programs and answer your questions.

- 2-year Regular Course (Daytime intensive): Get a student visa and study up to 2 years
- Short-term Course (Daytime intensive): Register anew every term (3 months) with a non-student visa
- Part-time Program (1-2 days/week): Early mornings, mornings, afternoons, evenings and Saturdays
- Private Lessons: On an as-needed basis, both in our location or on-site
- JLPT Preparation for July 2018: Power Buildup Course (Jaunary to March) and Last Spurt Course (April to June)

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Address:
1-50 Yotsuya, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
TEL:
+81-3-3359-9600
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Sun Academy NIHONGO Center

Sun Academy is a Yale University accredited Japanese language school that offers a wide range of courses tailored to meet the needs of its students, be they business people, diplomats, housewives, students, or children. What makes us different? (1) Small class sizes (2-5 students), (2) Conveniently located in the heart of Tokyo (close to Roppongi and Nogizaka stations), (3) Hands-on lessons designed to facilitate rapid acquisition of the skills you need to communicate effectively.


No registration fee until January 31, 2018!


Early morning: 8:00-9:00 Morning: 10:30-12:00
Afternoon: 12:00-13:30/14:00-15:30/16:00-17:30
Evening: 18:30-20:00/19:00-20:00
Saturday: 10:00-12:00/13:00-15:00/15:30-17:30 Culture: Twice a month
Private lessons: any time, any place using customized materials

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Address:
101 L'immeuble Nogizaka Bldg., 9-6-30 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-0052
TEL:
03-3470-0041
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Academy of Language Arts, Tokyo

JAPANESE FOR COMMUNICATION!!

Founded in 1984, Academy of Language Arts (ALA) is located in the heart of Tokyo and renowned for its history. Enhancing learners' conversation skills has been our main educational objective since our foundation. In our general conversation course, learners study in a relaxed multinational environment. ALA is a highly reputable language institute that specializes in business Japanese training, develops and conducts the TCCB (Test of Communication Competence in Business). We offer a multitude of programs to meet your goals. Hone your business Japanese skills with our private and company lessons. Whatever your language goals may be, ALA will help you reach them!

Student visa application is available for the course starting in July 2018

- Short-term conversation course (Intensive / part-time)
- Student visa acquirable course (Intensive / 6 months ~)
- Private lessons/In-company lessons (General / Business)
- Test of Communication Competence in Business (TCCB)
- 外国人社員育成コース

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Address:
No.2 Tobundo Bldg., 2-16, Ageba-cho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 162-0824
TEL:
03-3235-0071
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Shinjuku Japanese Language Institute (SNG)

Visualize your Japanese

Founded in 1975, Shinjuku Japanese Language Institute (SNG) has more than 40 years in Japanese language education. From its start, SNG has strived to perfect its visual learning Japanese methods with cards of various colors and shapes. In light of this tradition, at SNG you may also now enjoy its new online cantents, the VLJ, with extensive grammar exercises, self-quizzes, vocabulary and practical grammar explanations by the method`s founder. Why not come and visualize your Japanese at SNG? You can download free sample applications via your smartphone!
Android
iOS

Our students receive discount school cards and discounted commuter passes

- Intensive Weekday Courses
- Business Japanese Course
- Tourism Business Japanese Course
- Short Courses (Summer,etc.)
- Off-campus Cooperate Business Japanese Training, and others.

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Address:
2-9-7 Takadanobaba, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 169-0075
TEL:
03-5273-0044
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Coto Language Academy

Fun and Effective Conversational Japanese Lessons

Are you ready to enjoy studying Japanese? Coto Language Academy is the perfect place to up your conversational skills! Located in the heart of Tokyo with fun learning as a motto, Coto offers small classes to all levels, flexible schedules and 3 types of courses: Intensive, Part-Time and Private. Catering to our students that are usually English speaking and either long-term residents or short-term visitors, we use original materials to teach real life practical Japanese. Our professional English-speaking staff coupled with our friendly school atmosphere will ensure that you get the most out of your learning experience!

Free level check and counseling offered.

- Intensive Course - conversational level Japanese in just four weeks
- Part-time Course! - pick and choose the best lessons for you
- JLPT Course - master the JLPT with our prep course
- Private Lessons - one on one direct instruction with our qualified teachers
- Dispatch Lessons - one on one instruction at home or the office

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1F/3F Iidabashi building, 4-9-4 Iidabashi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-0072
TEL:
03-6261-4515
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School introduction

Shinjuku Japanese Language Institute (SNG)

Shinjuku Japanese Language Institute (SNG)

Blended Learning

Shinjuku Japanese Language Institute began offering a cloud-based Japanese instruction service, Visual Learning Japanese (VLJ), for use by foreigners in cooperation with NTT Communications.

Featuring this method, NTT Communications developed cloud-based e-learning teaching materials so that students can learn Japanese easily. Our original teaching system "blended-learning," which is a combination of online and offline in-class lessons, allows students to learn the language more effectively. The applications for smartphones and tablets, and video clips for PCs enable students to access the content of the class at all times to practice and review the lessons whenever it is necessary, and which will result in faster acquisition of Japanese.

Why not come and visualize your Japanese at SNG?

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Coto Japanese Language Academy

Coto Japanese Language Academy

Amazing school!

"You can tell by the quality of the lessons that the staff at Coto take their job seriously and are members of a solid team."
- Robert Kingston, 31, Canada, Mechanical Engineer

"I love this school! I love small classes and the lovely teachers and my Japanese is improving so fast. This school is amazing!"
- Ana Nicole Vigueras, 18, America, College Student

"A brilliant and colourful place with a comfortable atmosphere that makes learning fun and easy, everyone is so brilliant I really look forward to coming to class and all the extra curricular activities."
- Micheal Rooney, 29, Scotland, Fitter Machinist

School introduction

Academy of Language Arts

Academy of Language Arts

Become fluent in Japanese

Our educational aim is that learners become able to not only gain Japanese knowledge and understand Japanese, but also communicate well in Japanese. We provide practical training with our students in order for them to use it in actual society once they learn something new. Even if leaners start from zero level in Japanese, we assure that they have fluency in Japanese as of their graduation. Therefore our graduates have acquired good communication skills at ALA.

We have offered Japanese language education for practical communication consistently since our foundation. It has resulted in extremely high evaluations in the training of global human resource development for Japanese companies.

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KAI Japanese Language School

KAI Japanese Language School

KAI:DLS
(Digital Learning System)
for better learning experience

KAI Japanese Language School is continually striving to embrace innovative modern learning techniques. With KAI:DLS (Digital Learning System), we're taking our biggest leap forward: our original materials have been transformed for a better learning experience. Students in the General Japanese Course are equipped with a mobile internet-connected, study-ready iPad for digital learning in and out of the classroom. KAI's original textbooks are provided as iBooks and the courses are organized in iTunesU. KAI:DLS provides a unique digital learning environment not found in other language schools. It improves learning speed and comprehension and we are committed to progressively enhancing the platform.

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Sun Academy NIHONGO Center

Sun Academy NIHONGO Center
Andreas Bauer

Small but mighty

Working full-time, finding a Japanese language course in Tokyo is surprisingly difficult. Most schools offer classes only during work hours.

After a long search I got lucky with Sun Academy. This small gem has very friendly, talented teachers, is conveniently located and offers totally flexible times, with very early, late and weekend classes. Both in small groups or individually.

Private classes can use whatever book you prefer, but they also published their own task-oriented language books, which are well thought out, fun, have really cute illustrations and are a great extension to any books you might already own.

Highly recommended.

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Nichibei Kaiwa Gakuin, JAPANESE LANGUAGE INSTITUTE (JLI)

Nichibei Kaiwa Gakuin, JAPANESE LANGUAGE INSTITUTE (JLI)

Practical and business Japanese you need! New posts every Monday and Thursday!

We post quizzes and tips for learning Japanese both in English and Japanese. For example, here is one of our recent quizzes:

What is the difference between the following two sentences?
1) 昨日、友達と会いました。 (Kinō, tomodachi "to" aimashita.)
2) 昨日、友達に会いました。 (Kinō, tomodachi "ni" aimashita.)

Later, we posted the answer with detailed explanation:
1) Yesterday, I met together with my friend.
2) Yesterday, I met my friend.

1) The particle と (TO) means "together with," and we use it when two people or things do something together at the same time. ...

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